Nrcc Presentation Oct 09 Gt Ryburgh

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  • PC contacting Norfolk RCC when they were informed village shopkeepers were retiring.
  • Nrcc Presentation Oct 09 Gt Ryburgh

    1. 1. Strengthening Communities Rybugh in North Norfolk -An example of how it can be done
    2. 2. What’s been done in Ryburgh? <ul><li>Launched Community owned shop including Post Office </li></ul><ul><li>Community car scheme supported by Parish Council </li></ul><ul><li>Short-listed for Pride in Norfolk Village of the Year 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Community newsletter launches 2009 ‘Ryburgh People’ </li></ul><ul><li>Good Neighbours Project –planned </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Services Project-planned </li></ul>
    3. 3. What has enabled this community? <ul><li>Linking up services in the village </li></ul><ul><li>Go ahead attitude- shares were bought by village residents for the village shop totalling £26,000 as well as securing total funding for the shop of £130,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Focused attitude , issue in village around access to village shop identified and then followed through. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Forward thinking Parish Council supporting development of new services </li></ul><ul><li>Effective community consultation- village residents were asked what they wanted from the shop. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Opening of shop 2 nd March 2009 Great Ryburgh Community Shop & Post Office Opens!
    6. 6. Village shop as the hub
    7. 7. Parish Council support <ul><li>October 2006 Ryburgh Parish Council invited Norfolk RCC along to discuss close of shop. </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 06-May 07 Meetings between Norfolk RCC and group wanting to take things forward </li></ul><ul><li>May 07 Public meeting about village shop </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>June 07-March 09 CIC Established and funds raised for shop </li></ul><ul><li>Funders include: Norfolk Community Foundation, Co-Op, Norfolk County Council, and EEDA. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd March 2009 Shop opens! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Challenges that village faced <ul><li>Primary school closed </li></ul><ul><li>Village shop closed </li></ul><ul><li>Post mistresses retired </li></ul><ul><li>Limited activities for young people </li></ul><ul><li>Youth club closed some anti-social behaviour on the playing field. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Good Neighbour Project <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>-Voluntary local initiative run by </li></ul><ul><li>group of local people. </li></ul><ul><li>-Groups respond to need of local people </li></ul><ul><li>Ie Giving a lift to Drs surgery, shopping, befriending/home visiting, gardening etc </li></ul><ul><li>-Similar projects running successfully in Bedfordshire, Wiltshire and Suffolk for past ten years. </li></ul>(Above Glemsford Good Neighbour Project in Suffolk)
    11. 11. Case Study <ul><li>Dorothy Page – Shotley and Erwarton Good Neighbour Project in Suffolk </li></ul><ul><li>Age 82 living on her own, one of her sons before suddenly very ill. </li></ul><ul><li>Suddenly she was left with son’s dogs and a round taxi trip to hospital costing £25 to see her son. </li></ul><ul><li>Good Neighbour project found volunteers to take her to hospital and to walk the dogs daily over the next 2 months. </li></ul><ul><li>Other volunteers helped with cleaning windows, fixing a broken bed and taking Dorothy to the eye clinic. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Who will benefit? <ul><li>Community as a whole- more cohesive. </li></ul><ul><li>Project is flexible-each community can determine what tasks they will assist with </li></ul><ul><li>Support may range from supporting a parent with supervising homework time to taking an older person to a Drs appointment. </li></ul><ul><li>Community benefit-create more links between members of the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated members of community- gives them a safety net. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer benefits-Feel part of the community. </li></ul>
    13. 13. How will it work? <ul><li>Each project will have a mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Steering committee members alternate having phone. </li></ul><ul><li>When they receive call for help they will assess request and contact available volunteer. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer will visit client and assist. </li></ul><ul><li>Steering committee will keep log of tasks completed. </li></ul><ul><li>Average number of calls per scheme 24 per month ( Suffolk ACRE- Good Neighbours scheme) </li></ul>

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